Anne Marie Pace
Despite the oft-quoted adage to write what you know, Anne Marie Pace has never been a bear, a vampire, or a ballerina. She is the author of NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS and A TEACHER FOR BEAR, both published by Scholastic Book Clubs; and the VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, published by Disney-Hyperion, which is soon to be a television series from Disney Jr. Someday, she hopes to write books about what she does know: whistling, baking blue-ribbon-winning chocolate chip cookies, and schlepping kids around in a minivan, if she can find a way to make any of that interesting. Her most recent picture books are VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (Disney-Hyperion), the third Vampirina Ballerina adventure, and PIGLOO (Henry Holt & Co.). Next up are GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion) and BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books). She lives with her family in Virginia.